CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist®
There are no CEP Exam challenges available in Alberta, and CEP Exam dates are not publicly advertised.
CSEP-CEP accreditation is available to:
Individuals who have completed a (minimum) four year degree in Physical Activity, Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology or Human Kinetics with a specialization in health-related fitness, plus work and applications for asymptomatic and symptomatic populations. All educational prerequisites must be satisfied.
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS
STEP 1 = Formal application to the annual Alberta CEP Course
ALL CEP Course Application packages MUST include =
- CEP Course Application form
- Payment method for $25.00 Course Application fee
- Provide proof of successful completion of an undergraduate degree encompassing ALL prerequisites as detailed CSEP-CEP Course Prerequisites
- Official university/college transcripts must be submitted with all CEP Course Applications
- Copy of university/college Degree must accompany all CEP Course Applications
- ALL educational areas must be satisfied except those stated as ‘CSEP CEP Course’ on Course Prerequisite listing as this indicates that area’s content will be covered within the CEP Course itself
- If your college/university course codes are not detailed in the Course Prerequisite listing; please provide course syllabus’ for any and all course work as proof of completion of core competency/formal educational areas. (Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Assessment/Exercise Prescription, Nutrition, Data Management, Disease Prevention, Human Behavior, Chronic Disease Management, Disabilities)
- If your post-secondary education was completed outside of Canada, a Canadian equivalency report is required. Such reports can be ordered through Employment Alberta IQAS . The IQAS report must be submitted to the Alberta CSEP Office as part of your CEP Course Application package.
- Confirmation (letters of reference recommended) of related experience from each candidate that demonstrates completion of co-op, work and/or volunteer experience in health-related fitness, and performance-related fitness (work and/or sport). This practical experience may be formally included within a Kinesiology/Exercise Science, etc. university undergraduate degree curriculum. It is highly recommended that candidates attain at least 100 hours of practical experience in both health, and performance related fitness applications. This practical experience should be detailed in the candidate´s resume along with supporting letters from the institutions and/or persons attesting to the candidate having obtained the stated experience.
Examples of clinical exercise application co-op, work or volunteer experience with persons who have various medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities as associated with:
- Musculoskeletal Conditions (at least 50 hours of practical experience recommended)
- Cardiopulmonary Conditions (at least 50 hours of practical experience recommended)
- Metabolic Conditions (at least 50 hours of practical experience recommended)
- Neuromuscular Conditions (at least 25 hours of practical experience recommended)
- Aging Conditions (at least 25 hours of practical experience recommended)
STEP 2 = Completion of the CSEP-CEP Course
All CSEP-CEP Candidates must complete the FULL CSEP-CEP course prior to exam eligibility
- Approximately 40 hours divided into 3 course modules
- Modules delivered on Saturday & Sunday sessions at a rate of 1 weekend per month, over 3–4 months
- Each weekend Module duration is ~20 hours
- Travel will be required as course modules are hosted at both the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary
- Preparatory readings will be required prior to Module delivery
- Module formats will be experiential, with limited lecture components
STEP 3 = CEP Examinations
All CEP Candidates must successfully complete:
- Theory exam = 75% pass minimum
- Practical exam assessment (pass/fail) under the supervision of an approved CSEP-CEP Examiner
- Alberta CEP Examinations are held 2–3 times per year, and are only open to those Candidates who have completed the FULL CEP Course as detailed above
STEP 4 = Accreditation
All Candidates will be sent examination results information via post-mail letter(s).
Successful Candidates will also be sent a CEP Certification Application package which must be completed, and returned to the Alberta CSEP Health & Fitness Program Coordinator, accompanied by current CSEP-CEP membership fee payment.
Please note CSEP-CEPs must hold current Level C or Health Care Provider CPR (must be within 1 year of date of issue, and be current at time of certification) AND Standard and/or Emergency 1st Aid training (current at date of certification).
Please note: on-line CPR and/or 1st Aid training is NOT accepted by CSEP.